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The Beckham Jr. Report: 3 questions with Odell Beckham Jr.


1. You're coming off a big week against the Seahawks and All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, and there was mutual respect between you two before and after the game. What was that experience like, and what other defensive backs are you looking forward to facing in the future?

"First of all, that was a great experience going against who he is and everything like that. That was a lot of fun to be able to battle against one of the best in the league, and that's what you come here to do, is to battle the best. [After the game] he was just telling me, 'You're a great player.' Basically it was respect. It's just kind of a respect thing. It's like, you're a great player, obviously he's a great player. So it's just mutual respect.

"One of the other ones that I was looking forward to facing, but unfortunately I was still hurt during the time when I was trying to get back as fast as possible, was Patrick Peterson (the Giants played the Cardinals in Week 2, but Beckham missed the first four games of the season with a hamstring issue). It's just why not, to me, like why would you not want to measure yourself against the best? I'm not taking anything away from any other cornerback, but those are just guys who are up there. And he was one of those I was looking forward to facing."

2. A lot of people chimed in on social media about your recent performances, including former NFL wide receiver Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson. What has the reaction been like, and have you heard from your "uncle" Shaquille O'Neal?

"My Twitter has been going off and Instagram and all of that. I kind of just don't really pay it any mind because I remember when I was hurt and the comments that were being said weren't really good things. But you just kind of take it with a grain of salt. I haven't talked to [Shaq] in a while. He's probably busy with NBA basketball now. I talked to Ochocinco. I was telling him I've watched every one of his YouTube videos and stuff like that. We were talking about playing FIFA, and I told him he can't mess with me. So we'll see about that."

3. What does it mean to you to have the most receiving yards in the NFL over the past two weeks?

"I didn't know that until somebody told me the other [day]. But that's another one of those things where it's great, but without winning, it's just kind of like, 'OK.' That's just one of those things that I just want to keep continuing to improve and do more, do more for the team."

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